Most people know that windows are a common source of heat transfer. Just press your hand against a window on a hot or cold day to feel it in action. In the summer, when the sun is the hottest windows allow warm sunlight into the home, which often competes with air conditioning. During the winter months, heat can escape through windows causing your furnace (or heat source) to work even harder. Regardless, energy saving window treatments may help. Continue reading “Energy Saving Blinds”
A+ Blinds has been a locally owned company since 2006. The owner, James Valdez, has years of experience in the window coverings industry. He also has an education degree and has taught since 1999. Combining the skills from both careers, James takes pride in helping with the windowing covering selection so the perfect treatment is found for your home or office. Continue reading “5 Reasons to Work With A+ Blinds”
Faux Wood Blinds are a popular choice for window coverings for many reasons. Starting at just $56 installed, they are a low-cost attractive window covering. Because of the composite material, they are extremely durable and can be easily cleaned. Functionally, they are extremely versatile. They can be raised allowing for full access to the window, tilted open for a full view outside, closed to give privacy or darken a room, and even half closed to allow for some light to enter a room and provide privacy.
When choosing an economical faux wood blind, quality does not have to be an issue. Listed below are some features to look for in a low-cost faux wood blind.
Kitchen window treatment ideas are as varied as kitchens themselves. Like many window treatments throughout the house, those in the kitchen can serve as purely decorative or with function in mind (or both). If you’re looking for decorative options, you are limited by your own creativity. For functional window coverings, it’s worth considering a few types of treatments to ensure you get the desired effect.
Here are some considerations as you investigate options for your kitchen windows. Continue reading “Kitchen Window Treatment Ideas”
Blinds and shades are terms that many people use interchangeably, but you may be surprised to know that they are two different types of window coverings. Here’s what you need to know when debating between blinds or shades for your home. Continue reading “Blinds Vs. Shades – What’s the Difference?”
There are two main styles of Roman shades: flat and hobbled and either variety can have a plain bottom or an embellished bottom. Let’s explore the differences. Continue reading “Types of Roman Shades”
“Should I buy curtains or blinds?”
This question does not have one easy answer. Blinds or curtains, perhaps even both, could be the best way to cover a window depending on the situation. Both coverings have their pros and cons and are suitable in a variety of situations. Continue reading “Curtains Or Blinds?”
Selecting window treatments for your home can be overwhelming. While this may seem like a simple enough task in the broader scheme of interior design, such a large variety of treatments are available, it can be difficult to find the perfect one. Even after you’ve narrowed the field to blinds, rather than shades or shutters, there are still several materials and designs to choose from. How, then, do you select the right blinds for your windows? There are a few factors to keep in mind. The location and size of the windows, the desired aesthetics, safety, privacy, efficiency, light control and cost are all considerations when choosing window blinds for your space. In this blog post, we examine four types of blinds, and their various merits, so that you can decide for yourself which works for you. Continue reading “Choosing The Right Window Blinds For Your Space”
Looking for the perfect window treatment? Plantation shutters are a classic choice; they add a touch of elegance to any room. However, no two homes (and no two homeowners) are the same. How can you be sure that they’re right for you? We’ll walk you through the pros and cons. Continue reading “Plantation Shutters: The Pros & Cons”
When designing or decorating your interior space, people often feel overwhelmed by the large array of choices in window coverings. Should you opt for blinds, shades, or shutters? Then within those categories, there are many options including wood, aluminum, vertical, panel, Roman, cellular, and pleated. How do you frame that lovely view in a way that suits your design sensibility? The following are 5 popular window treatment trends to inspire you and help you turn any window into a focal point. Continue reading “Top 5 Window Treatment Trends”